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FRIDAY, OCT. 20th

7:00-11:00 pm, Social Dance

Join us at the Terrace in the Campus Activity Centre at Thompson Rivers University - 805 TRU Way. We start out each social dance with a 1-hour beginner Lindy Hop lesson. No previous dance experience or partner required. After the lesson we have an open dance floor, playing swing & big band jazz music from the 20’s – 40’s as well as some modern swing bands. 

A social dance is a place to have fun, make new friends and create & share special connections with each partner. On the social dance floor, we are safe and free to truly express ourselves. We want an atmosphere that encourages everyone’s personality to shine, free of any judgement or criticism. We believe that there is no right way to dance, only a way to dance. 

We do not tolerate or allow alcohol.

Price
Member: $5  |  Non-Member: $10
Full weekend pass holders: Included

SATURDAY, OCT. 21st

11:00 Am, Registration Begins

We'll kick off the weekend at The Terrace in the Campus Activity Centre at Thompson Rivers University - 805 TRU Way. Warm up and level placement will begin at 11:30am, and following level placement we will split into beginner and intermediate tracks and make our way to the studios. 

1:00 PM - 4:30 pm, Beginner and Intermediate Workshops

The beginner workshop will be taking place at Akimbo Studio - #102 409 Seymour Street, and will be led by Read and Claudia. The intermediate workshop will be taking place at Let's Move Studio - 831 Victoria Street, and will be led by Zac and Lisa. There will be a short break from 2:30-3:00 pm between sessions. Beginner and Intermediate workshops will finish at 4:30. 

5:00 PM - 6:00 pm, Choose your own adventure!

At 5:00 pm participants are free to decide which portion of the workshop they would like to attend. There are two options: 

California Routine with Lisa and Zac!
Akimbo Studio - #102 409 Seymour Street

Solo Jazz with Claudia and Read!
Let's Move Studio - 831 Victoria Street

8:00 PM -12:00 Am, Social Dance - Live Band

The fun continues with an amazing social dance featuring live music by the Jen Hodge All Stars! Get extra jazzed about swing dancing with this music - with the Jen Hodge All Stars, you can expect hard swinging grooves, boisterous New Orleans style horns, cheeky lyrics, clever arrangements, and plenty of spontaneous fun!

Website: http://jenhodgebass.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenhodgebass/

The dance will take place at the Terrace in the CAC at TRU - 805 TRU Way. We start out each social dance with a 1-hour beginner Lindy Hop lesson. No previous dance experience or partner required. After the lesson we have an open dance floor. 

A social dance is a place to have fun, make new friends and create & share special connections with each partner. On the social dance floor, we are safe and free to truly express ourselves. We want an atmosphere that encourages everyone’s personality to shine, free of any judgement or criticism. We believe that there is no right way to dance, only a way to dance. 

Music lovers, who may not be keen to dance, are invited to attend the concert with tickets being sold in advance or at the door.

We do not tolerate or allow alcohol. There will be chips & salsa for snacking!

Price:
Advance tickets: $20
Tickets at the door: $25 (cash only)

Advance tickets can be purchased at any TRUSU Swing Dance Club social or at the Golden Ears Farm stall at the Saturday Kamloops Farmers' Markets (corner of 3rd & St. Paul) or by e-transferring to info@lindyintheloops.com.

SUNDAY, OCT. 22nd

11:00-2:30 pm, Beginner and Intermediate Workshops

We will begin Sunday in our beginner and intermediate groups. Workshops will be taking place at the same studio as the previous day. The beginner workshop will be taking place at Akimbo Studio - #102 409 Seymour Street, and will be led by Zac and Lisa. The intermediate workshop will be taking place at Let's Move Studio - 831 Victoria Street, and will be led by Read and Claudia. There will be a short break at 12:30 - 1:00 pm between sessions. 

3:00 - 5:00 PM, Dancing, stories, and conversation

Join us back at The Terrace at TRU in the CAC - 805 TRU Way, for Dancing with Anyone, Swing History & Stories, and a conversation about Safe Spaces and Inclusivity. 

7:00 - 11:00 PM, Wrap-up Party!

Our final event of the weekend is a pizza dinner and wrap-up party at The Terrace at TRU in the CAC - 805 TRU Way. 

Please bring clean, indoor shoes that you're comfortable dancing in.